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3 days Turtle Island and Gomantong Cave
Itinerary (Turtle Island - Sepilok - Sukau - Gomantong Cave - Sandakan)

SANDAKAN Situated by a beautiful, natural deepwater bay, Sandakan was formerly the administrative capital of British North Borneo. At one time, timber was the major export but this is now supplanted by the oil palm industry. With world famous Sepilok, the first Orang Utan Sanctuary, Sandakan plays host to nature lovers who can also visit Selingan, one of the Turtle Islands 1 hours away from the town as well as Sukau, in the upper reaches of the Kinabatangan River where primates, especially the proboscis monkeys (endemic only to Borneo) are easily sighted.

Joint tour : Daily departure from Sandakan
   

Day  1
SANDAKAN - TURTLE ISLAND (-/Lunch/Diner)
Meet at Sandakan airport upon arrival from MH2042 ETA 0740hrs. Transfer to jetty for 1 hours boat ride to Selingan Island. Check-in at Chalet and lunch at Selingan cafeteria. Free at leisure, you can swim or snorkel around the island. In the evening, two species of marine turtles – the green and hawksbill come ashore here to lay their eggs. After dinner, witness the laying of eggs and the release of turtle hatchling to the sea. Overnight at Chalet.

Day  2
SEPILOK ORANG UTAN - SUKAU PROBOSIS MONKEY - KINABATAN RIVER (Breakfast/Lunch/Diner)
0700am return to Sandakan by boat and proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan rehabilitation Centre. Orphaned and injured Orang Utan are brought to Sepilok to be rehabilitated to return to forest life. Sepilok is a primary lowland forest, a fine showcase of Borneo’s remaining rain forest. Witness the feeding of Orang Utan from a platform in the forest. Watch the scheduled video documentary show at the Sepilok Information building. The 20 minutes video show will give you an insight of the Orang utan rehabilitation process and its threats to survival. After your morningaffair with the Orang Utan, you will depart overland for 2.5 hours journey to Sukau. Check-in and lunch at Sri Menanggol Cabins. In late afternoon, proceed for river cruise to the Menanggol River, a tributary of Kinabatangan River to search for wildlife, including the unique Proboscis monkey, hornbills, kingfishers and many others. The Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best places in Southeast Asia to observe wildlife. Overnight at Sri Menanggol Cabins.

Day  3
GOMANTONG CAVES - SANDAKAN (Breakfast/Lunch/-)
After breakfast, 0730hrs depart for Gomantong cave, the drive will take 30 minutes. Upon arrival, take a 15 minutes walk to the cave, the short jungle walk will take you to the unique limestone vegetation and lowland forest, here you can observe birds and primates. Explore one of the fascinating cave in Sabah, the cave is home to the millions of bats and swiftlets. The swiflets are collected for famous Chinese edible bird’s nest soup. After exploring the cave, return to Sandakan to visit Puj Jih Sih Chinese temple, located 300m above sea level. Here you can see the colorful interior carvings and decoration of this magnificent temple with a commanding view of Sandakan bay. Proceed for lunch at local restaurant. Drive around Sandakan town and see the busy street and market, proceed to Sim Sim water village where you can see houses on stilt occupied by the local Chinese and Malay people. Transfer to Sandakan airport for your return flight to Kota Kinabalu at MH2705 1515hrs.

ALL PRICES ARE NET INCLUSIVE OF TAX & PER PERSON. THEY ARE IN DOLLARS U.S.


JOINT TOUR (Minimum 2 persons. Price per person in sharing twin / double room)

HOTEL CATEGORY MINIMUM 2 PERSONS SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Standard / First - -
Validity: Our package tour rates are valid from January 1st 2016 to October 31st 2016 Contact us to get more info about this tour Book now !
OUR PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE OF:
1 night accommodation at Selingan Island, 1 night accommodation at Sri Menanggol Cabins or Bukit Malapi Lodge, 2 breakfast/3 lunch/2 dinner, Land and boat transfer, English speaking guide. Entrance fees
Note : Discount for 4 persons = USD 545 / person

Surcharge peak season : USD 55 / person during period 1st july - 30 september 2013

Surcharge of USD 15 per way per person for transfer 19:00pm-07:00am (min 2 persons)
Note : What to bring :
Raincoat, hat, insect repellent, sun lotion, swim wear, towel, torch, toiletries & items of personal use. Use good walking shoes.

1. Please take note that Sabah Parks authority does only allow use of camera with unaided flash to take photographs of the turtles at Selingan Island. Use of video / digital video cameras are not allowed to photograph the turtles.

2. Sabah Parks authority does forbid visitors from roaming the beach of Selingan Island on their own from 06.00 p.m. - 06.00 a.m.
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